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Articles from October 2011

Bavaria's Black Butterflies Flutter to a Dozen Territories
Bavaria Film International has closed a host of deals for Paula van der Oest's Black Butterflies, including a US/Canada deal with Tribeca Film.The film is a drama starring Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham and Rutger Hauer in the story of South African...
Cripps Steps Down, Marcoly in at Paramount International
Andrew Cripps, a titan of the international distribution space who orchestrated the blockbuster Transformers releases outside North America among many other successful campaigns, has stepped down as president of Paramount Pictures International (PPI)...
Four
Dir: John Landridge. UK. 2011. 85minsJohn Langridge's feature debut is a nicely taut low-key thriller that, while it might lack grand ambition of dynamism, delivers a series of nicely staged twists and a few doses of violence. Likely to be a modest performer...
#Hebronrules
Last night was not only the climax of this year's BFI London Film Festival, it was also the last time outgoing artistic director, Sandra Hebron, would come onto the stage to introduce a film.Sandra Hebron with Terence Davies at LFF 2011 closing nightWhen...
Hot Projects on Screenbase
Directing duo Bert&Bertie are currently preparing their feature film Lucidity, while shooting commenced on George Isaac's All Things To All Men. These and other projects have made it onto Screenbase this week.Lucidity is set in a dystopian near-future...
Iranian Actress Marzieh Vafamehr Escapes 90 Lashes for Film Role
Actress who was imprisoned for scene in which she doesn't wear a head covering is released from prison.Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been released from prison without suffering the additionally decreed punishment of 90 lashes for her role in the...
Making It Work in Rome
The International Rome Film Festival's industry initiatives New Cinema Network and The Business Street are well-liked by producers and financiers; Screen also previews the NCN projects including Paddy Considine's new film.When the International Rome...
Rome Kicks off with the Lady; Penelope Cruz Talks about New Film Project
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 to get sneak peek; world premieres will include L'Industriale and Someday This Pain Will BeUseful To You.The sixth edition of the International Rome Film Festival kicked off last night (Oct 27) with Luc Besson's Aung San...
Sea Shadow
Dir: Nawaf Al-Janahi. UAE. 2011. 98minsA gentle and delightfully shot coming-of-age story of two young people in a small Emirati coastal town having to overcome the deep-rooted values of their families and tradition, Sea Shadow (Dhil Al Bahr) might lack...
StudioCanal to Act as Sales Consultant for Annaud's Black Gold
Quinta Communications-Doha Film Institute production will be screening twice at AFM; StudioCanal handles available territories.StudioCanal will be acting as sales consultant for Jean-Jacques Annaud's Black Gold, and will be screening the film twice at...
Swedish and Spanish Producers Unite in Valladolid; at Least One Co-Production Planned
More than 20 Swedish industry guests attend the Spanish festival.Sweden is the guest country at this year's Valladolid Film Festival, the second largest festival In Spain. More than 16 features have been screened those days in Castilla, plus a number...
The End
Dir/scr: Hicham Lasri. Morocco. 2011. 105minsMoroccan writer/director Hicham Lasri's The End (Al Nihaya) is a bold visual delve into a nightmarish vision of Casablanca, shot in elegant black-and-white but trading too much on stylistic flourishes and...
Tintin, in Time, PA3 Vie for International Supremacy
Just as there are big changes afoot at Paramount Pictures International (PPI), everyone at the distributor can expect bumpy weather at the box office as reigning champion Paranormal Activity 3 enters the second weekend.In the week when it emerged that...
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